For the 97th time, thousands of members, delegates and friends of the American Hellenic Educational and Progressive Association (AHEPA) and its auxiliary organizations, will gather— this time in Chicago— to celebrate, deliberate and recognize achievement in the Greek American community.
The AHEPA Family Supreme Convention will be comprised of business meetings and a host of social and cultural events taking place between July 1 through 6, with headquarters at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago.
In addition to the AHEPA, which is comprised of hundreds of men’s chapters throughout the nation — and globally, the auxiliary organizations will also be conducting their meetings and deliberations, including the Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena.
At the Grand Banquet and Ball, Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will make his first major public appearance following his enthronement as the new Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
AHEPA will also present awards to businessmen Michael Psaros and Philip Christopher from New York, as well as General Ilias Leontaris, chief of the National Guard of Cyprus, who will receive the AHEPA’s Military Medal of Honor.
The organization’s 2019 Academy of Achievement award will be presented to Gregory Pappas, founder of the Greek America Foundation, publisher of The Pappas Post, award-winning filmmaker and public relations and marketing professional.
The complete schedule of events is here.
For individual tickets to the Grand Banquet and Ball, you may call AHEPA Headquarters in Washington DC at (202) 232-6300 to reserve your seats. Individual tickets to the banquet cost $150 and tables of ten are sold at $1250.